Jewellery Designer and Maker
So, What's your Background?
I was born in Windhoek, Namibia and brought up on a small holding just outside of the city. Some of my best memories are of the “farm”. Because my father was big into Nature Conservation we always had animals around. Everything from chickens to geese to fish to rabbits to horses and snakes. We had a LOT of snakes! Dad was known as the snake man.
From Namibia we moved to South Africa in 2003 and stayed in a small town called Grabouw and I attended school in Paarl where I spent my high school career. It was there that I first got into Jewellery Design. I did Jewellery Design as an art subject for the last 3 years of high school, it was there that my passion and appreciation for Jewellery Design really took off. From there I went to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to study the art further. I started working at boutique stores while studying and once done, I spent a year at one of the top Jewellery companies in South Africa. I have been in this industry for 18 years.
What's your favourite Stone & Metal?
What part of the process of making Jewellery is the hardest and the most fun?
What is your favorite job? (E.g. re-modelling a piece with a back story etc)
How do you find inspiration?
I get my inspiration from you, the client. Every person is different and therefore every piece is different and a challenge. I create custom, once off pieces, specifically designed for you and you as an individual are my inspiration.